Four Macon County teenagers survived a traffic accident in Trousdale County, on Tuesday night, January 3rd, involving their pickup and another truck. However, two juveniles, including the driver, were flown by medical helicopter to Vanderbilt University Hospital, in Nashville, and 18-year-old Byron Cook was taken to a local hospital by private vehicle, for treatment of their injuries. The third juvenile passenger wasn’t hurt.According to the preliminary investigation by Sgt. Ashley Mercer, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2004 Chevy pickup truck driven by a Lafayette juvenile and a 1996 Dodge pickup with Austin H. Bode, age 18, of Dixon Springs driving, were both traveling west on Old Hwy. 25. When the Chevy attempted to pass the other truck he lost control of the vehicle, made contact with the Dodge, then went off the south side of the roadway and hit a tree head-on.
The Lafayette teenagers were not wearing seatbelts, but Austin Bode, who received no injuries, was.
The wreck happened a few miles east of the Sulfur College Road intersection around 8:15 p.m.
This is an on-going investigation.